Tulips – How to Plant the Joy of Spring


The spring flowers are surely a joy for the garden. Their colorful, luscious petals are part of the spring’s charm that makes us impatient to see them in bloom.

Tulips are certainly some of the most loved garden flower. This gift of spring is very common in the spring days and having them in your garden is something easy to achieve.


Normally the tulip bulbs are removed from the ground in June-July. After the bloom has withered the tulip plant dries, so it is better to cut it so the bulb will develop better.

During winter the tulip bulbs are deposited in cool and dry places. If you do not have tulip bulbs stored, you can always buy some from any local garden store. Make sure when you choose them that they are healthy and they do not present brown spots or signs of fungus.

The bulbs must not be scratched, cut or have a soft texture. The right items for a beautiful bloom are the big ones. Small bulbs can be planted too but you should know they will produce flowers only in two or three years.

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You can always go for bulbs already planted in containers which you can transfer in your garden. In this case make sure the young plant is not taller than a few centimeters or the transfer will be traumatizing for the plant.

The right type of flower bed for tulips is that from the sunny and warm part of your garden.

Tulips are solar plants which thrive in natural light and warm spring air. The soil must be slightly sandy so it will drain well the rain water if the spring should prove to be rainy.

A heavy soil will retain water and the roots will be in danger to rot or even freeze in case of unexpected temperature drop.

Planting should follow a pattern that will allow the plants to grow and develop into amazing flowers. The hole digging should be done manually with a distance of 10-20 cm between the plants.

The depth should be determined depending on the tulip species. It is recommendable that the holes would be three times deeper than the length of the bulb if the planting is done during late fall.

However if you are planting in spring or transplanting the already germinated plants, you should dig a hole just about enough for the soil to cover the bulb completely.